The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Russian: Могила Неизвестного Солдата, IPA: [mɐˈɡʲilə nʲɪɪˈzvʲɛsnəvə sɐlˈdatə]) is a war memorial dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during World War II.
The day of celebration for the unknown soldier has been celebrated in Russia since December 3, 2014. After World War II, millions of Russian soldiers were reported missing, or pronounced dead. In 1997, a Guard of Honour of the Kremlin Regiment (which had guarded the Lenin Mausoleum) was restored at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the federal law of December 8, 1997, "On Immortalizing the Soviet People’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945". A Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place every hour.
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Paul Atkins | Dec 27, 2017
A nice relecting place. I only see the "unknown soldier" from the western perspective. Russia have millions of them, so it is nice to pay respects to those too.
Susan Merlo | Dec 10, 2017
In the changing of the guard you can feel the honor and respect presented to the fallen soldiers. Every hour on the hour the changing take place and it is free to watch. It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes before in order to observe it in the front row.
Daniël Venter | Jan 22, 2018
Striking in its simplicity, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is worth the visit when you're going to see Red Square. Beautiful to see how the Russians honour their dead. The Changing of the Guard is so beautiful; also without unneccessary drama, a fitting honour to those who paid the Price. Situated in the Alexandrovsky Garden, its tranquillity is befitting a monument of this nature.
Kelvin Eagleton | Oct 7, 2017
Very good to watch. It happens fast so if you want to see it, you must be there before each hour.
Gregory Burnett | Oct 10, 2017
On the hour guard changes. Good to see. Get there a bit early to grab a front row in order to catch the scene.
Peter seus | May 10, 2018
Great place with all names of the cities who was involved in word war 2 on granite stones. The the gas flame 🔥 on fire whole time for the people died in the war, protected day and night by soldiers. Come here when they change the soldiers this is great time stand here for 5-10 min and enjoy
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